To act as a catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan knowledge and innovation sector by brand building and marketing to win global businesses, while developing industry capacity and capability to deliver world class excellence.

Contact us

This is a past event. Registration is closed. View other SLASSCOM events.

Event Details

Tired of learning about Design Thinking or talking about Design Thinking and never been able to practice it?

Understand it? Or worse, trying it out and not seeing the "innovation" it promised?

We've been there, and with the help of the wizards at Very Bad Wizards, we've put together a workshop to learn the art of practicing Design Thinking.

Come join us at Hatch, on Tuesday the 11th of February from 6.00 -9.00 PM.

Investment - Rs. 1,000 /-

Limited to a few seats for a hands-on workshop experience!


February 11, 2020

Main Schedule

6:00 PM
Our Story
6:10 PM - 6:30 PM
Why build better products & services faster?
6:30 PM - 6:40 PM
6:40 PM - 7:00 PM
Design Thinking + Lean Startup
7:00 PM - 7:05 PM
Scientific Method (Rapid Prototyping, Testing & Experimentation)
7:05 PM - 7:10 PM
Simplifying Product Design – Design Sprints
7:10 PM - 7:20 PM
Design Sprint Principals
7:20 PM - 7:50 PM
Lightning Decision Jam (Rapid problem-solving Exercise)
7:50 PM - 8:00 PM


Mayun Kaluthantri (Co-founder of Very Bad Wizards)

Mayun Kaluthantri

Co-founder of Very Bad Wizards

Shavin Peiris (Co-founder of Very Bad Wizards)

Shavin Peiris

Co-founder of Very Bad Wizards

In the last 2 months, Mayun has spoken with 5 retirees about what long-term medication means to them, 5 foodies about finding the perfect dish, 10 women about their skin, 5 busy executives on the balance between fitness, nutrition and recovery. All in deep 1 on 1 interviews with a product or service in front of them that they have never seen before or heard of for the first time. 

He's changed his mind, been wrong, and surprised but more importantly built better products and services that are centered around the real people that will use it.  

Those new products or services were designed and prototyped in less than 4 days, collaboratively with some brave clients at Very Bad Wizards, the product & service design agency specialized in nimble, Design Thinking & Doing. 

Apart from criticizing the latest marketing shiny object, going down endless rabbit holes on Reddit and coming up with consumerism theories, Mayun love's to figure out the sweet-spot between business, technology and design. 

Before co-founding Very Bad Wizards, Mayun started off in Advertising in the local scene, Marketing and Growth Hacking in the UK and more recently in Innovation consulting after completing a masters in Innovation.

"If you build it they will come" was the common theme Shavin was exposed to before co-founding Very Bad Wizards. Shavin's problem was that, as an engineer, he worked on a lot of projects that never got to see the light of day as they weren't solving any deep rooted issues for the people they were built for. 

After wanting more autonomy in creating those applications, he pivoted to a career of Design, to help those projects have a better life expectancy and actually create products or services that people really needed. 

Shavin believes that any company can stand the test of time and even be massively profitable as long as they keep the customer in the fore front of all the decisions made. 

You can follow Shavin's musing on twitter @shavin47, where he talks about design, product development & new products that you might potentially love.

Sponsors and Partners



Hatch Works
Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email anjale@slasscom.lkYou can also reach us at +94 778424644

See route